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Welcome to the

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angor, the Queen City of Maine, is located on the western bank of the mighty Penobscot River. The proximity of the river made Bangor the “lumber capital of the world” for much of the 19th century. Bangor is the third-largest city in the state and the retail, cultural and service center for central, eastern and northern Maine, as well as Atlantic Canada.

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Region!

Bangor is 90 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Maine’s historic Mid-Coast town of Camden, and Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak. Many more small, quaint and historic towns, such as Greenville situated along Moosehead Lake, are just a day trip away and make Bangor the perfect starting point for the area’s recreational, cultural and relaxation opportunities. The architecture you will see when visiting Bangor’s historic Downtown tells tales of Bangor’s gilded age. Our many brick buildings are a tribute to the tenacious spirit of the citizens following the Great Fire of 1911. Our historic districts will provide you with a glimpse into the Queen City’s past. Music, theatre, outdoor adventure and more await you in Bangor!

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Our Heritage

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Culture & Arts

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Outdoor Recreation

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Winter Activities

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Family Adventures

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Itineraries

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Sports

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Day Trip Ideas

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Towns in the Region

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Maps

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Guided Tours

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Events in the Area

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Shopping

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Higher Education

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Planning Your Visit

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Dining & Nightlife

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Accommodations

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Our Heritage The river flowed clear and sparkling to the sea, with forests of evergreen rising from its banks.

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angor’s rich and storied history can be seen even today, in the architecture, monuments, parks, and even the stories that are still a part of our community. Nestled at the confluence of the Penobscot River and the Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor has not forgotten the Native communities that first settled these lands. The Wabanakis, or People of the Dawn Land, camped along the river’s shore, fished its tributaries, relied on its route for access to the sea, and gave to its beautiful valley a name: Penobscot. Among the many monuments throughout downtown Bangor are two memorials dedicated to the first European chroniclers to land on these shores. Searching for gold in 1525, Portuguese explorer Estevan Gomez found a temperate country, and welcoming Native community – but no gold. And in 1604, Samuel de Champlain (more famously known for founding the City of Quebec) first explored Eastern Maine. His journey up the Penobscot River landed him near the Kenduskeag Stream, where today a memorial to his travels still stands. The community of Kenduskeag Plantation began as a lumbering town when a sawmill was built at the mouth of the Penjajawock Stream in 1772, and within 20 years this small town had grown to 576 souls. Deciding that it was time to petition the Massachusetts legislature for an act of incorporation (Maine was still a part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony until 1820), the town sent Reverend Seth Noble to Boston. This “hard-drinking frontier Calvinist”set off with instructions to change the name of Kenduskeag Plantation to Sunbury. Stories about what subsequently

happened are varied and doubtfully authentic; however, whether by accident or design, the plantation’s new name communicated by Rev. Noble at the crucial moment of incorporation was Bangor, a rather mournful Welsh hymn.

Main Street c. 1925

Bangor played a small role in the Revolutionary War in 1779. Ten American ships were scuttled at the convergence of the Penobscot River and the Kenduskeag Stream and remained there until the late 1950s when construction of the Penobscot Bridge disturbed the site. Six cannons were removed from the riverbed; five of which remain on display throughout the region (one was thrown back into the river by area residents angered that the archeological site was destroyed for the bridge construction). By the mid-1830s Bangor had grown into a thriving lumber town, the portal through which the bounty of the inland forests flowed through to the rest of the world. Bangor’s lumber barons built impressive mansions, many of which remain today in the City’s historic districts. By 1860, Bangor was the world’s largest lumber port, with 150 sawmills operating along the river. The city shipped over 150 million board-feet of lumber a year, using Bangorbuilt and Bangor-owned ships most times. In 1860 alone, Bangor’s waterfront saw 3,300 lumbering ships pass by its docks.

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Our Heritage

Leonard’s Mills Maine Forest and Logging Museum

Baking Beans at Leonard’s Mills

was a perfect hiding place to avoid the authorities, Brady and his gang came to Bangor to purchase weapons. However, their stories of purchasing semi-automatic pistols and Tommy guns for hunting didn’t sit with the Maine merchants, who called in the authorities. What followed was the most infamous scene in Bangor’s history, with a shootout between Federal agents and gang members, not ending until the Brady gang members were either dead or in handcuffs. Central Street today features a memorial marker of the community that foiled the FBI’s most wanted.

Brady Gang

Though the frenzy of the lumbering industry has shifted to more western states, Bangor maintains its position as the cultural and economic center of Northern, Central and Eastern Maine. Sporting events, cultural activities, education, recreation, and shopping draw visitors from across Maine and beyond to the Bangor that has developed out of its vibrant history.

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The Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mills in Bradley is preserving, restoring and sharing Maine’s lumbering heritage through events showcasing life at a mill settlement with a waterpowered sawmill, blacksmith shop, log cabin, shingle mill, and many more lumbering related treasures. There are also several self-guided hiking and nature trails. You will find our calendar of events listed at www.LeonardsMills.com or www.livingmaine.org.

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The river not only raised Maine’s lumber trade to the top of the global economy, but also bricks, leather, and even ice (which was cut and stored in winter then shipped to Boston, China, the West Indies, and South America). In 1911, one event changed the face of Bangor forever. On April 30 a fire started in a hay shed and quickly spread to the surrounding downtown buildings and blazed through the night into the next day. When the damage was tallied, Bangor had lost its High School, Post Office & Custom House, Public Library, Norumbega Hall, telephone and telegraph companies, banks, two fire stations, nearly a hundred businesses, six churches, and synagogue and 285 private residences – a total of 55 acres. The community rebuilt itself, and in the process became a showplace for a diverse range of architectural styles, including the Mansard style, Beaux Arts, Greek and Colonial Revival. The historic Bangor House served as one of the nation’s great palace hotels, and hosted luminaries including Jack Benny, John Philip Sousa, Gene Autry, Rudy Vallee, Bette Davis and Duke Ellington. Just as every city’s history must contain its dark side, so, too, does Bangor’s. In 1937, downtown Bangor was the scene of the bloodiest shoot-out in Maine history, complete with big-time gangsters (the FBI’s Most Wanted: Al Brady and his gang) and federal agents. Thinking that Maine

Bangor is a city rich with fascinating history; visit historical and architecturally significant areas to see how Bangor has evolved. For more information, visit our website’s historic districts section at VisitBangorMaine.com. VisitBangorMaine.com

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Gracie Theatre at Husson University

Culture & Arts The beauty of the Greater Bangor area lies in its wide variety of arts, culture and great entertainment experiences that are available throughout the year.

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The Who’s Tommy musical production

Located on the campus of Husson University, the Gracie is a 500-seat theatre, providing arts and cultural programming for the campus and greater Bangor area. The Gracie also serves as a learning platform for the students from the New England School of Communications in digital audio, live sound and sound mixing, and more. There are many exciting shows lined up. For a complete schedule of dates and details, visit www.gracietheatre.com.

here’s music and dance. If the live full sound of a symphony orchestra is what you crave, take in a performance by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, one of the oldest symphonies in the country, which has brought the joy of live music to people throughout Maine since 1896 and showcases concerts for many tastes and all ages. If you’re visiting Bangor during the holiday season, don’t miss the annual performance of The Nutcracker. Enjoy the Cool Sounds concert series in Pickering Square, the energetic sounds of the Bangor Band, or one of the many music concerts and festivals on the Bangor Waterfront during the summer including KahBang and the American Folk Festival (AFF). Held during the last weekend of August, the AFF features music from Cajun to Irish, Quebecois to blues, and this free festival presents more than 20 different groups over three days on numerous stages, and food and craft vendors along Bangor’s waterfront. Bangor’s waterfront is also home to the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, which is an open air amphitheater located in a 58 acre public park on the banks of the historic Penobscot River in the heart of the downtown district. Waterfront Pavilion has hosted such artists as: Jason Aldean, Bob Dylan, Sting, Kenny Chesney, PHISH, Luke Bryan,

American Folk Festival

ZZ Top, Stone Temple Pilots, Toby Keith, Ray LaMontagne, Lady Antebelum, Daris Rucker, Ke$ha, Lil Wayne, Motley Crüe and many more. Up-to-date schedules can be found at WaterfrontConcerts.com.

There’s drama. Visit the architecturally

magnificent and historic Bangor Opera House to take in a show by the Penobscot Theatre Company. The professional company creates highly acclaimed productions ranging from side-splitting comedies & joyous musicals to world premiere theatrical work that keep you thinking long after the curtain has fallen. The Gracie Theatre at Husson University also features a state-ofthe-art sound system, premium acoustics, up-to-date lighting equipment and an intimate 500-seat house. You can find a variety of well-known performers, ballet and dance performances, and musical acts from the orchestra to blue and everything in between at the theatre.

An exciting schedule of modern and contemporary art exhibitions in the heart of downtown Bangor. 40 Harlow Street Bangor, ME 04401 207.561.3350

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There are educational opportunities. The

Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

There’s art. Exhibits at the UMaine Muse-

Culture & Arts in Greater Bangor American Folk Festival

www.americanfolkfestival.com

Bangor Arts

www.bangorarts.org

Bangor Band

www.bangorband.org

Bangor Museum & History Center www.bangormuseum.com

Bangor Public Library www.bpl.lib.me.us

Bangor Symphony Orchestra www.bangorsymphony.org

Collins Center for the Arts

www.collinscenterforthearts.com

Cool Sounds Concert Series www.downtownbangor.com

Gracie Theatre

www.gracietheatre.com

Hudson Museum

www.umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum

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KahBang Music, Art & Film Festival www.KahBang.com

Maine Air Museum

www.maineairmuseum.org

Maine Discovery Museum

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Penobscot Theatre Company www.penobscottheatre.org

River City Cinema

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Robert E. White Gallery www.husson.edu

Robinson Ballet Company www.robinsonballet.org

University of Maine Museum of Art

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Waterfront Concerts

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Culture & Arts

um of Art at Norumbega Hall showcase work by local and world-famous artists; the museum has four galleries that feature a new exhibit every three months. The collection has over 3,100 works and features modern, contemporary art and a constant

rotation of the museum’s collection. The Robert E. White Gallery on the Husson University campus is dedicated to exhibiting works by Maine artists in every possible medium including watercolors, still lifes, oil paintings, pastels, sculptures, acrylics, photographs and etchings.

Bangor Public Library, housed in a historic downtown building, is home to more than 450,000 books and other media material. The library is also host to many free events, like story hour and interactive exhibits. Another stop to make in your quest for knowledge is the Bangor Museum and History Center’s Thomas A. Hill House and Civil War Museum, featuring artifacts and guided tours. Or if aviation history is more to your liking, visit the Maine Air Museum near the airport. See the first plane to cross the Atlantic, a Dow Field Crash Fire Truck, and other unique artifacts from Maine’s aviation history. If you have kids in town, the Maine Discovery Museum is the perfect place for you. The largest children’s museum north of Boston, MDM has rotating interactive exhibits and hands-on activities guaranteed to keep them amused for hours.

Maine Air Museum

And there’s more. Catch a free film on warm

Fridays hosted by River City Cinema in Pickering Square. If you want an exciting mix of world-renowned performing arts events, look no further than the Collins Center for the Arts (CCA) at the University of Maine in Orono’s campus, which offers a varied schedule of performances from touring Broadway performances and live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera to the Vienna Boys Choir. Be sure to stop in and see the Hudson Museum, housed in the CCA, which features thousands of Native American artifacts.

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Orono Bog Boardwalk

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

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Outdoor Recreation & Healthy Living

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Old Town preserves wildlife and habitat, promotes biological diversity, and protects cultural and natural resources special to Maine. Open year round, the 2400-acre Refuge offers: a seven-mile network of marked trails for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing; self-guided nature trails, on foot or by canoe; naturalist guided walking and canoe tours for individuals or groups; monthly environmental education programs & free canoe use (please call ahead for canoes). No admission charge. Plan your visit at www.hirundomaine.org.

Maine is known for its natural beauty, and the Greater Bangor area is no exception. Located on the banks of the Penobscot River amid handsome forests and rolling farmlands, Bangor entices residents and visitors alike to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

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purred by the popularity of the American Folk Festival, Bangor’s waterfront was recently revitalized and walkers love to stroll along its scenic banks, have a picnic lunch, or just enjoy the view. There are also many parks where you can stretch your legs or simply grab a bench to catch up on some reading. Cascade Park, a longtime favorite, features a regal fountain, inviting picnic tables, benches and even a waterfall. The park is a pleasant place for outdoor gatherings and an amazing backdrop for any wedding. Are you a bird watcher? A good place to take a bird or nature walk is the Field Pond Audubon Center in Holden. There are smooth manicured trails, and in the spring and early summer, red-winged blackbirds and bluebirds sing as bitterns hide in the marsh. Maine Audubon has another sanctuary off Essex Street in Bangor, the West Penjajawoc Grasslands, that features a beautiful green field with mowed paths that are easy to walk, and where you can

Bangor Municipal Golf Course

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On the Kenduskeag

often find bobolinks in the spring and early summer. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge and Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge are two sanctuaries that are home to over 200 different bird species and 45 species of mammals. The Bangor City Forest (Roland Perry’s City Forest) is home to hundreds of wild animals, including deer, moose, bears, turkeys, beavers and rabbits. Walk, hike or bike the nine miles of groomed trails on over 680 acres of land at the forest, as well as four miles of access roads. There you may find yourself admiring a doe and her fawns or marveling at the vibrant autumn colors of changing trees. Nearby, the Orono Bog Boardwalk adds an educational slant to a delightful walk.

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Windswept Gardens is a haven for plant-lovers. Located on Broadway, take a stroll through the two-acre display gardens, complete with croquet court and pagoda pavilion. Scour the Greater Bangor area in search for hidden geocaches and travel bugs using your GPS device or smartphone. There are almost 6,400 caches within the Greater Bangor region. Can’t wait to hit the course in the spring? The region has some of the best golfing available, visit Bangor Municipal Golf Course for a game or two while you’re in town. Looking for more adrenaline pumping action? Don’t miss the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race every third weekend of April. This race is one of the largest paddling

events in the country and is the largest in New England, covering 16.5 miles. Try your skills and participate or be a “vulture” and watch as many try to conquer the rapids. If you’re a winter enthusiast, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor

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Camping in Acadia National Park

recreation. Visitors are able to cross-country ski, snowshoe or just take a long winter walk. Families often choose to spend a day skiing, snowboarding and tubing at Hermon Mountain. Enjoying the Greater Bangor Region could not be easier! From dogsledding adventures to a leisurely, educational stroll through the Orono Bog Boardwalk, Bangor is centrally located and has everything you need to make your visit the best it can be!

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Winter Activities The Greater Bangor Region is perfectly located to accommodate all your Maine winter adventure needs.

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Snowmobiling Maine’s Interconnecting Trail System

ecause of Maine’s superior climate and spectacular scenic views, we are home to some of the world’s best snowmobiling trails. There are more than a dozen Maine Snowmobile Association-recognized clubs within The Maine Highlands tourism region. We have many trailside accommodations in our area, with access to thousands of miles of groomed and maintained trails. For the snowmobiler without a snowmobile, there are many rental locations that are more than willing to help get you on the trail! There is nothing more beautiful than a freshly snow-covered forest in the early morning. Spending time in our woods is one of the best ways to truly experience winter. Cross-country skiing and snow-

With 14 inflatables, an arcade area, a mechanical bull, a Cannonball Blaster, bungee trampolines and much more, Playland Adventures is the perfect place to come have some family fun!

Tubing in Bangor

shoeing provide the peaceful escape that many seek when visiting. There are miles of groomed and ungroomed trails specifically for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing adventurists. Another unique adventure in the Greater Bangor Region is the opportunity to take sledding to a whole new level, either behind a team of dogs or at Hermon Mountain. There are many formal sled-dog races and opportunities to try out dogsledding in our area. Hermon Mountain provides a lift to the top of the mountain and over 600 feet of “chutes” for speciallydesigned tubes - riders can experience the thrill of a lifetime! Hermon Mountain also offers downhill skiing and snowboarding opportunities and lessons, which is the perfect combination of winter activities to excite the whole family! Looking to take to the ice? Whether in an arena or on a frozen pond, or manmade rink, the Greater Bangor Region has plenty of indoor and outdoor ice skating opportunities.

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Maine is an amazing place for people of all ages and there’s lots to do that everyone can enjoy together!

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Bangor City Forest. Rainy day? Expend some energy at Playland Adventures in Brewer. Offering inflatable fun, as well as, a mechanical bull, bungee trampolines and plenty of space to run! Experience the agricultural side of life with a visit to the farms at the University of Maine. Other local farms also welcome visitors, especially on Open Farm Day when people can visit, meet the animals, sample food like goat’s milk and venison and learn how a farm works. The Greater Bangor Region is dotted with parks that both children and adults can enjoy – many have swings, slides and jungle gyms that will engage the kids for an afternoon. The Bangor State Fair, an annual event held in late July/early August, is one of the region’s greatest traditions where kids will love the carnival rides, snacking on corndogs and cotton candy, all while checking out the fascinating agricultural events that make the fair a truly cultural tradition and great family fun.

Open May 1st - November 11th 7 Days a Week 9am - 5pm As one of Bangor’s greatest tourist attractions, the Cole Land Transportation Museum allows an up close view of the State of Maine’s transportation history. If it moved over land in the last two centuries, it is probably represented here— from roller skates to a mighty diesel locomotive.

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Opened in 1990, the Cole Land Transportation Museum offers a wide-range of historic Maine culture – from snow rollers to snowplows and horse-drawn sleighs/wagons to vintage automobiles, the Museum caters to everyone’s interest. Other displays include two blacksmith shops, harness shop, farm equipment, fire trucks and even a locomotive, boxcar, caboose and train station!

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amilies will have a blast at the Maine Discovery Museum, which is the largest children’s museum north of Boston. Watch your children’s faces light up as they explore interactive exhibits and take part in hands-on activities. Rotating exhibits invite you to explore the worlds of nature, geography, children’s literature, music, art, science and anatomy. Public libraries in Bangor, Brewer, Orono and Old Town provide plenty of activities for children, like story hour and various craft projects. These are usually free events and a schedule can be found on the respective libraries’ websites. Want some good, old-fashioned family fun? The Cole Land Transportation Museum is the place to see antique cars, planes and trains and learn about the transformation of military tanks and helicopters. If sports are more to your liking, take in a baseball game at Mansfield Stadium, a spectacular park built for youth baseball by famous author and Bangor native Stephen King. Sports lovers can also visit the home of the UMaine Black Bears on the University of Maine’s Orono campus. While you’re there, stop and visit the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, a fascinating place to learn about the stars and our galaxy. Don’t forget that you can take your adventures outdoors! Rent a canoe or kayak and drop it into one of our many lakes and ponds, take a stroll along the Orono Bog Boardwalk, or ride bikes through the

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Itineraries If you have an hour or two... Anytime of year • Tour Downtown Bangor’s unique retail shops and businesses • Meet Abraham Lincoln’s Vice President, Hannibal Hamlin on the Kenduskeag Promenade between Central and State Streets, or admire the 31-foot statue of legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan, directly in front of the Cross Insurance Center on Main Street • Visit the rotating art exhibits at the University of Maine Museum of Art • Browse through thousands upon thousands of books at the Bangor Public Library • Discover Bangor’s history at the Bangor Museum and History Center • Learn and laugh with your children at Maine’s largest children’s museum, the Maine Discovery Museum • Try your luck at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway; slot machines, table games, and off-track betting

Thomas Hill Standpipe

Spring, Summer, & Fall • Stroll through Cole Land Transportation’s amazing collection of hundreds of antique cars, planes, and all things transportation • Walk the boardwalk through a National Natural Landmark at the Orono Bog Walk or hike the trails at Bangor City Forest • Discover the site where Pet Sematary was filmed in Mount Hope Cemetery and try to find the legendary gangster Al Brady’s tombstone while you’re there • Grab some real Maine lobster and enjoy a picnic on the scenic Bangor waterfront

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• Take in a show at any of the local area performing arts venues; Penobscot Theatre, Gracie Theatre, Cross Insurance Center, Collins Center for the Arts and other local venues • Is there snow on the ground? Than head over to Hermon Mountain for some downhill skiing or tubing with the family • Indulge in some shopping at the Bangor Mall or in Downtown Bangor • Hirundo Wildlife Refuge (scenic trails all year round; kayaks and canoes in the summer, snowshoes and cross-country skiing in the Winter)

• Play 27 holes of golf in the middle of the Queen city at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course • Experience history through one of the best preserved fortifications on the New England seacoast at Fort Knox, while there ascend to one of three observation decks at the tallest bridge observatory in the world, the Penobscot Narrows Observatory • Grab tickets to a waterfront concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion Bangor Car Show

If you have a day or more... Anytime of year • Ride through many of Maine’s trails and forest on an ATV or snowmobile; bring your own or rent • Explore the history of the sea with a visit to many of Maine’s lighthouses, they are beautiful even in the snow! • Enjoy annual celebrations and events throughout the region; including the Bangor’s Beer Festival, Central Maine Egg Festival, Moose Mania, Appalachian Trail’s End Festival, Bangor Car Show, American Folk Festival, KahBang Music, Arts and Film Festival, and many more!

Spring, Summer, & Fall • Gear up for a class IV ride down the Dead River while white water rafting • Backpack up Maine’s highest peak (5,267 feet), Mount Katahdin • Sail the Atlantic on a whale and wildlife watching tour • Get a bird’s eye view of Acadia National Park with a Scenic Flights of Acadia crew

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Local Legends

Sports The Greater Bangor Region is an extremely appealing sports destination with numerous playing surfaces scattered throughout our twenty-one surrounding communities. hether you are looking to host traditional or non-traditional sporting events, our area has a place to accommodate your needs. The Greater Bangor Region has both indoor and outdoor facilities that are ideal locations for basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, cheering, lacrosse and other conventional sports. The surrounding terrain and waterways in and out of Bangor are just right for archery, dog sledding, biking, sailing, canoeing and much more. The Bangor area is a great fit for sporting events of all sorts and sizes. Along with the university systems, the Bangor area is home to many other recreational facilities. Mansfield Stadium, located in Bangor, has been the host of the Senior League World Series since 2002. This site is a terrific location for hosting any type of baseball event. A few miles from Mansfield is the Union Street Athletic Complex, this complex is comprised of three softball fields and also has soccer capabilities. Another terrific facility in Bangor is the Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, which features lives harness racing.

Harness Racing

What types of events are typically hosted in the city? • The Senior League World Series • 2012 Finish Line Fireball Run Adventurally • Maine High School Basketball Tournament • Maine High School Cheering Tournament • Maine High School Softball Tournament • McDonald’s Senior All-Star Basketball Games • Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race • USA Master’s Track & Field • Susan G. Komen Walk • Paul Bunyan Marathon • Harlem Globe Trotters • Bangor Car Show • Special Olympics of Maine

Did you know Maine has a sports commission? For more information on how to host your sporting event in the Greater Bangor area or in Maine, please visit our website at VisitBangorMaine.com or give us a call at 207-947-5205. VisitBangorMaine.com

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annibal Hamlin was the first Republican Vice President of the United States, serving under President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. Born in Paris, Maine, he attended Hebron Academy and tried a variety of jobs throughout the years until he moved to Hampden, Maine, to practice law. Hamlin’s political career began in 1836 with a term in the Maine House of Representatives. He later served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1843 to 1847. In 1848, he was elected to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate and served a full term in 1851. In 1861, Hamlin became Vice President under Abraham Lincoln. After years of public service, Hamlin retired to his estate on Fifth Street on the west side of Bangor. It was on the 4th of July that Hamlin was playing cards at the Tarratine Club, a gentleman’s club located in downtown Bangor, when he died on the couch. He was buried at the family plot in Mount Hope Cemetery with honors.

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Day Trips and Excursions Bangor can surely keep you busy, but the locals here will tell you that there’s plenty more to see and do nearby – beautiful towns, spectacular scenery and lots of fun. With its convenient central location, let Bangor be your jumping off point for exciting adventures! Brownville Junction

For more day trip ideas and sample itineraries, please visit the web site at VisitBangorMaine.com

The Maine Highlands – Bangor, Katahdin and Moosehead Lake

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ocated at the very heart of the state, The Maine Highlands encompasses six distinct regions: Moosehead Lake, Katahdin, Lincoln Lakes, Sebasticook Valley, Southern Piscataquis Valley and Greater Bangor. The region boasts the longest river, tallest mountain, largest freshwater lake, and the Grand Canyon of Maine, making it a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Moosehead Lake Moosehead Lake Chamber of Commerce; 207-695-2702, MooseheadLake.org You’ll long remember the haunting cry of a loon or the sight of a lumbering moose after visiting Moosehead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Maine. While anglers wrestle with landlocked salmon, trout and bass, birders marvel at majestic eagles and plentiful winged species. No matter what they’re doing, visitors enjoy panoramic scenic vistas. For those a bit more daring mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling, and ATV adventures await. Greenville hosts a number of annual festivals: Moose Mania in the spring, the International Seaplane FlyIn in the fall and Snowfest in the winter, a celebration featuring a 100mile sled dog race. You won’t want to

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miss the popular ice fishing tournament with NASCAR driver Ricky Craven. While you’re in town, check out the quaint shops, cozy bed and breakfasts and local familyoperated restaurants.

Katahdin & Baxter State Park Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce; 207-723-4443, KatahdinMaine.com The Katahdin region offers a fantastic family experience for wildlife and wilderness enthusiasts. At the northern end of the Appalachian Trail sits Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest point at 5,267 feet and the queen of Baxter State Park. The park alone covers more than 200,000 acres of

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Our Heritage

Civil War Highlight

Joshua Chamberlain Katahdin Region

Katahdin Cruise on Moosehead Lake

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Lincoln Lake Region Lincoln Lakes Chamber of Commerce; 207-794-8065, LincolnMEChamber.org A visit to the Greater Lincoln area is a hunter’s dream. Starting in the spring and continuing through the winter, an abundance of wildlife and waterfowl populates the area. Beautiful woodlands and 14 lakes make Lincoln the largest New England town in total square acreage and a lovely place to visit. Ever growing and always looking forward, Lincoln still maintains a certain, unmistakable down-home charm. As locals like to say, “All roads lead to Lincoln.”

Sebasticook Valley Region Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce; 207-368-4698, ourchamber.org As the gateway to The Maine Highlands, the Sebasticook Valley is the ideal destination for all types of water sports, fishing and boating. That’s because every town in the valley lays claim to a major body of water. The region also boasts a rich sense of Maine history, embodied in historic buildings such as the Stetson Meeting House and the Levi Stewart Library in Corinna. From the quintessential New England town of St. Albans to Exeter, a town that professes to have more cows than people, the pastoral beauty of the Sebasticook Valley will charm and delight you with one picture-postcard scene after another.

highly respected and decorated Union officer, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain started out as a college professor in Brunswick, Maine. Chamberlain, born in Brewer, Maine as Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain in 1828, decided to volunteer during the American Civil War to fight with the Union Army. Although he did not have any formal military training, Chamberlain quickly rose to the rank of brigadier general, leading the 20th Maine Regiment, which led to him being awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in defense of Little Round Top in the Battle of Gettysburg. Chamberlain moved back to his home state of Maine after the war ended. In 1866, he served as Governor with a record setting win for most votes and highest percentage for any Maine governor by that time, breaking that record yet again in another election in 1868. He returned to Bowdoin College and was appointed president of the college in 1871. When in the area, be sure to stop into the Thomas A. Hill House. Operated by the Bangor Museum and Center for History, this museum is home to important Civil War artifacts, including a sword of Joshua Chamberlain’s, and several letters written by Union soldiers, Joshua Chamberlain and Hannibal Hamlin.

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mountains, lakes, streams and forests, offering great opportunities for canoeists and kayakers. Wildlife observers get the chance to see deer, moose, and black bears – come prepared. When you visit baxterstateparkauthority.com, you’ll learn that no pets are allowed in the park and Leave No Trace principles apply. Just south, Millinocket and the nearby communities of East Millinocket and Medway greet all kinds of visitors. Crosscountry skiers and snowmobilers enjoy hundreds of miles of groomed trails. Rafters tackle extraordinary white water, like the Class-5 Cribworks on the West Branch of the Penobscot River. Climbers, hikers and other adventurers flock to the breathtaking area to enjoy nature unspoiled.

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The Piscataquis River Valley promises a slower pace, allowing time for relaxation and reconnection that is reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting. Better yet, there’s time for visitors to enjoy outdoor recreation, local festivals, and cultural offerings away from the rush of everyday life.

Every Third Weekend in April Welcome Spring with one of the largest paddling events in the country - the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. The race was started by Ed “Sonny” Colburn and Lew Gilman in 1967. Starting in the town of Kenduskeag and ending in Bangor, paddlers cover 16.5 miles of flatwater and whitewater ranging from Class I to Class III, with Six Mile Falls being one of the best spots to view the rapids. www.KenduskeagStreamCanoeRace.com

Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau; 800-91-MOOSE, VisitBangorMaine.com The Maine Highlands wouldn’t be complete without the Greater Bangor region, which encompasses 21 communities from Bradley in the east to Carmel in the west and Hudson in the north to Winterport in the south. Bangor, the third largest city in Maine, sits at the hub and serves as a great location to use as home base to all your excursions and day trips.

Aroostook County

Known as a place where you can visit the shore without going to the coast, Southern Piscataquis County swims with the kind of year-round fishing action anglers dream about, and visitors with a sharp eye are likely to spot moose, deer, and smaller game. Gulf Hagas, also known as the Grand Canyon of Maine, is a spectacular narrow gorge filled with pools, waterfalls, cliffs and sheer rock faces that calls to eager hikers.

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Scale model of the Solar System

The crown of Maine, Aroostook County, is home to thousands of miles of recreational trails, events like the Maine Potato Blossom Festival and features endless opportunities for exploration! Unspoiled by light pollution, Northern Maine the best spot to view the dark night skies and if you visit at the right time, you may even be able to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Space exploration is at your fingertips in Aroostook, as you drive through a solar system model arranged from Topsfield to Presque Isle. Experience “The Last Frontier of the East” on your next trip to Maine!

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Maine’s MidCoast Refreshing sea breezes, magnificent views, flea markets, antique shops and galleries, boat shows and jazz festivals, succulent lobster and chilled wine will help welcome you to the amazing MidMaine coast.

Belfast and Searsport Flea markets and antique shops abound in these charming oceanfront towns. Spend an afternoon exploring the historic buildings at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport or head to Belfast for the Belfast Historical Museum and shopping at the fine boutiques in historic downtown. For an evening treat, reserve your seat at the old railroad terminal playhouse for a performance. The Belfast area is an hour drive from Bangor.

Camden, Rockland, and Rockport The salt is always in the air in these bustling towns. From boat shows, jazz, and lobster festivals to skiing and toboggan championships, you’re sure to find something going on. Take a walk to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse at the end of a 4,346-foot stone path on Penobscot Bay, or visit Camden Hills State Park. Camden, Rockland and Rockport are

Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory

full of art galleries like the Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center and also extraordinary shops and restaurants. You’ll be glad you took this scenic excursion from Bangor. The Rockland area is about two hours from Bangor.

For more day trip ideas and sample itineraries, please visit the web site at VisitBangorMaine.com

A Seaside Retreat… Hold your next conference, company meeting or special event at an idyllic location by the sea. The Atlantic Oceanside sits on 13 serene acres at the foothills of Acadia National Park, and offers incredible views of Maine’s scenic coast. Event and conference center for up to 350 people A variety of banquet services ■ Spacious rooms with ocean views ■ Indoor and outdoor saltwater pools ■ ■

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Castine and Blue Hill

Black Mountain in Ellsworth

Dotted with blueberry fields and surrounded by rugged coastlines, these towns are authentically enchanting and among the most picturesque in Maine. In Castine, take a tour of a Maine Maritime Academy ship docked in the harbor. In Blue Hill, visit the famous and rare reversing falls, where the tide feeds into a narrow channel. Both towns offer sea kayaking tours, interesting shops and restaurants. The Castine and Blue Hill area is one hour from Bangor.

Down East & Acadia Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Only an hour from Bangor, this stunning seaside region is a world-wide tourist destination. Bar Harbor’s history as home to the rich and famous from the late 1800s to the early 1900s and its proximity to Acadia National Park make the small town a huge draw for visitors and locals alike. Drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, listen to the roar of the ocean at Thunder Hole, and gaze in amazement at dangling Bubble Rock. Don’t miss your chance to hike, bike, or even ride horseback along the park’s 57 miles of carriage trails. While you’re in town, take advantage of whale watching, sailing, kayaking, swimming, lobstering and more. Or stroll through town to enjoy shopping and dining at many of the area’s excellent stores and restaurants.

•Choose from 5 Scenic Flights of the Area •See up to 12 Lighthouses! •Sunset & Custom Flights Available •A Maine Vacation Tradition for Generations

The Best Way To SeeThe Island

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that the C atch the vibrant sunsets Roosevelts so loved. Featured on Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts” Sept 2014 on PBS

Museums, historic buildings, tree-lined streets and the unique Grand Theatre make Ellsworth the place to visit and stay awhile. Major highways intersect in the heart of the city and connect it to places along the coast and interior locations in Maine. The Ellsworth area is about 45 minutes from Bangor.

Daily! “Tea with Eleanor” Limited seating.

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Prepare for a day trip like no other! Remember your passport and head to Eastport to enjoy a leisurely ferry ride to Campobello Island. Walk in the steps of the Roosevelts and experience the rustic beauty of the land and sea they treasured and enjoyed. This is a unique 2,800-acre park administered by both the Canadian and U.S. governments. On your way back through Eastport, be sure to take in the miles of beautiful cobble beaches, tidal covers, rivers, streams and inland lakes, which lends itself to be truly one of the last unspoiled stretches of Maine coast.

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Ellsworth

Walk along the revitalized waterfront of Bucksport or - if you want a simply awesome view of Penobscot Bay and beyond try the observation deck on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Grab an ice cream or peruse the gift shops before exploring the dark tunnels of historic Fort Knox. It’s well worth the short, half-hour trip from Bangor.

Eastport and Roosevelt Campobello International Park

“The #1 site to see east of Bar Harbor”

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34-room cottage 2800-acre nature park: picnic, hike, drive NEW! on premises restaurant Daily 9-5 EDT, May 24-Oct 18 Conference Center Program Available FREE Admission

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Towns within the Greater Bangor Region The Greater Bangor Region is home to 21 surrounding communities, each with their own unique attractions and accommodations. Brewer Cross one of the three bridges from Bangor to Brewer and you’ll be in the birthplace of Major General Joshua Chamberlain. The 32nd Governor of Maine and Civil War hero, he is memorialized at the Chamberlain Freedom Park, which is a replication of Little Round Top, a battlefield at Gettysburg. The park, complete with split rail fencing, is also a monument for the Underground Railroad.

As the sister city to Bangor, Brewer was as famous for its bricks in the 19th century as Bangor was for lumber. With over 12 million bricks being made annually, there were 1215 brickyards shipping much of their production to Boston and much of Boston’s Back Bay and South End neighborhoods are built from bricks made in Brewer. Tour this lovely city and be sure to make a stop at the revitalized Penobscot Landing and Children’s Garden for a walk through the half acre park, located right on the Penobscot River.

Veazie, Orono, and University of Maine Located just north of Bangor is the state’s flagship university, the University of Maine in Orono. Orono is one of the youngest towns in Maine, with a vibrant, healthy and friendly feel, featuring abundant recreation opportunities with all the comforts of home. The community is host to seven parks, including a five acre river-

side park, great for picnics and concerts alike. There are over 1,200 acres of walking and bike trails and riverfront parks, complete with takeout sites for canoes and kayaks for the adventurous. While in the area, catch a performance at the Collins Center for the Arts, host to many national touring acts including Broadway shows. If you’re on campus around the holiday season, don’t miss the Page Home and Farm museum’s wreath making classes. Or you can visit the three exhibition areas of the Hudson Museum, featuring a rotating exhibit and two permanent exhibits, which highlight world cultures and rare artifacts in the Maine Indian Gallery. Live sports more your speed? Take in a hockey game or other collegiate sporting event at the University of Maine. A visit to the University of Maine isn’t complete without exploring Downtown Orono’s unique restaurants, brewery, and shopping opportunities.

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Country Inn at the Mall 936 Sllwater Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 941-0200 • Reservaons 1-800-244-3961 Come stay at the Country Inn at the Mall where the service is friendly and the accommoda ons are clean, comfortable and affordable.

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A great tour gives the visitor a sense of accomplishment, new knowledge, and an opportunity to change perspective. Walking Tours

Step-On Guide Services

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offered May through October

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Hudson, Old Town, and Penobscot Nation Host to acres of forest, and more than fifty miles of rivers and streams, it is only fitting to have Old Town Canoe Co. call this area home. The major manufacturer has been based in Old Town for over 100 years and has a retail location on-site. Old Town is a unique island community, the developed area is mostly located on large Marsh Island. Located within city limits but on its own island is the Penobscot Indian Nation. Learn more about Maine Native American history by visiting their museum, located on Indian Island.

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Holden, Dedham, and Orrington

Hermon, Hampden, Winterport, and Newburgh

Visit the Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden for a relaxing journey through a 192-acre sanctuary with trails winding through fields, wetlands, forests, and lakeshores. With dozens of year-round public programs, this center is ideal for wildlifewatching, snowshoeing, and enjoying nature. In the area? Don’t miss the unique historic site of “The Orrington Pound.” Drive a bit south to the scenic Route 1A corridor in Dedham to visit the “Switzerland of America.” This nickname was given due to the views of the surrounding mountains. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Lucerne Inn was a family home built in the early 1800s. Today it is restored complete with all its Colonial architecture and beauty.

Home to Bangor’s closest ski area, Hermon Mountain offers a variety of ski terrain, as well as a tubing park. The mountain also features night skiing, both ski and snowboard lessons, twenty trails and base lodge. Hermon is also home to the Ecotat Gardens and Arboretum. You can enjoy tours of the over fifty-five gardens during the growing season, hike through trails during fall foliage season, or snap on some cross-country skis or snowshoes in the winter. Take a drive through Winterport, home to far-ranging sea captains, and visit the Union Meeting House. Built in 1834 it houses a bell cast by Paul Revere, a belfry clock, and a Masons and Hamlin handpumped reed organ.

Fields Pond Audubon Center

Milford, Bradley, and Eddington

Levant, Kenduskeag, Glenburn, and Carmel

Immerse yourself in Maine heritage at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mills in Bradley. One of Maine’s oldest historical sites, the museum is open year round for self-guided tours, picnics, and hiking along beautiful nature trails. Watch the sawmill and logging village come alive with volunteers in period dress, performing tasks typical of the seasons in the 1790s during Living History Days.

Feeling adventurous? The Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race starts in Kenduskeag and ends in Bangor every third weekend of April. This race is one of the largest paddling events in the country and is the largest in New England. It is a 16.5 mile paddle, where each year the race is different based on water levels. The Kenduskeag Stream has all classes of rapids, including class IV rapids.

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Opened in 2005 by UMaine alumni, and known for having outstanding service, food, and drinks, Woodman’s is a staple to the Orono downtown dining scene. Woodman’s chefs offer fantastic entrées ranging from sushi grade tuna to one of the areas best fillets, and are also famous for making the regions best hamburger! Woodman’s bartenders fresh squeeze lemons and limes for the cocktails, and are known for making Manhattans and Martinis the right way. For the beer lovers out there Woodman’s rotates seven draft lines weekly and features some of the greatest ales from all over the world. Serving from 4pm seven days a week, and always welcoming to visitors!

The University Inn Academic Suites is a 50 year old, family run Inn overlooking the Stillwater River in the charming town of Orono. We are the only lodging property within walking distance to the University of Maine and the quaint Orono Village. The Village offers 11 restaurants with a variety of cuisine’s. Our guests enjoy newly remodeled, spacious rooms with free wi-fi, fridge, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, hi-definition flat screen TV’s with premium channels, full hot breakfast, private balconies with many of them overlooking the river, fitness center, seasonal outdoor heated pool with bar service and best of all, second to none, Maine hospitality. Our motto is, “Welcome, may all who enter as guests, leave as friends”. During summer months, the public is welcome to join us at “Sip & Dip” for just $5 per day. Our pool is heated to the perfect body temperature at 80 degrees and guests can enjoy a very cold drink at our tiki bar. This is the place to be in the summer time and space is limited.

31 Main St., Orono, ME • 207-866-4040 woodmansbarandgrill.com

5 College Ave., Orono, ME • 800-321-4921 universityinnorono.com

The Bear Brew Established in 1995, The Bear Brew has the biggest beer selection in Orono with 28 drafts, many being local brews! From the hearth baked homemade crust of the gourmet brick oven pizza, to the angus beef burgers and jumbo wings, to such choices as the slow roasted prime rib with brew au jus and beer battered fish and chips, you’re sure to find something that will make your taste buds jump for joy. Lunch and dinner are served in the relaxed atmosphere of the pub or outside on the deck (weather permitting). Club Soma and the deck/lodge are available for private parties. For more information including menu, hours and entertainment schedule visit us on facebook or at www.thebearbrewpub.com

Welcome to Harvest Moon Deli, voted “Best Sandwich Shop in Greater Bangor” five years in a row by the readers of Bangor Metro Magazine. Harvest Moon Deli earns their excellent reputation everyday by using only the best and freshest ingredients for all of their food. The sandwiches and paninis feature premium deli meats that are sliced daily, fresh vegetables, many homemade condiments, and locally baked bread. All of our sandwiches are made and cooked to order. We also offer hearty, hand crafted soups, and freshlyprepared salads and side dishes. Our food is served in a clean, casual, friendly environment, and we are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Orono, just down the road from The University of Maine. Come discover for yourself why we are “Bangor’s Best Sandwich Shop”.

36 Main St., Orono, ME • 207-866-4111 bearbrewpub.com

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Important Phone Numbers: Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Information & Convention Information

207-947-5205 or 800-916-6673

We offer many complimentary event and meeting planning guidance and services: • Logistics Assistance (such as obtaining city or state permits) • Pre and Post Convention & Event Servicing • Coordination of Lodging, Catering, and Event Services • Pre-Function Site Visits • Specialized landing page with unique URL on VisitBangorMaine.com

For a fee:

207-947-0309

• Welcome Bags • Registration & Hospitality Tables • Step-On Guides for Tour Groups • Private Walking or Bus Tours of Area Attractions & History • Personalized, Private Familiarization Tours of the Region • Coupon Books with maps and special offers

Non-Emergency Police: 207-947-7382 Emergency: 911 Road Conditions: 511 Maine State Police: 800-432-7381 Poison Control: 800-222-1222

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Think of the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau when planning your events, trainings, seminars, receptions, networking sessions, office get togethers, or meetings!


The following tours are offered at various times throughout the year. Please visit VisitBangorMaine.com for times, dates and pricing information.

Guided Tours Lace up your shoes, board your bus, and get ready to be entertained by the unique sights and sounds of Bangor! Best of Bangor Tour - Bus Take the ride of a lifetime with the Best of Bangor bus tour! See the sights and learn about the Queen City in this hour and half tour that will take you through 178 years of trials, tribulation, and triumph; from her incorporation in 1834 to the Great Fire of 1911, through her time as the lumbering capital of the world, and beyond. Visitors will get to see the areas that made the city a link in world economics and hear tales of her famous firsts such as railroads, spruce gum, and brownies as well as see stately architecture created by the grand wealth of lumber barons and kingpins of society.

Devil’s Half-Acre Tour - Walking Explore the wicked side of Bangor on this short walking tour! Discover the area of vice and violence that came to be known as the Devil’s Half-Acre, where despite Maine’s 1851 Prohibitory Law, saloons and drinking establishments thrived in Bangor alongside brothels and overcrowded tenements. Hear the stories of Madams, prostitutes, wild Irishmen, lumbermen and sailors as well as the beleaguered police and reformers who tried to clean up the town. No members of the Bangor Temperance Society or the National Purity Association allowed! Recommended for adults only.

Ghostly Bangor - Walking Prepare for the paranormal! Follow a winding path through haunted Bangor and stop at several sites to hear tales of

reported ghostly activity on this special tour. At each stop a specter will appear to tell his/her tale of tragedy and explain why the haunting still occurs. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, one thing is for certain - some former residents of Bangor are still around attending to unfinished business from their corporeal lives. Trapped here either by their own will or by circumstance, these spirits have something to say to the living. Bring a friend or come alone...if you dare!

Mt. Hope Cemetery Tour - Walking Take a tour of the second oldest Garden Cemetery in the country and meet some of the locals! Walk along the trails through a space created for both the living and the dead and hear tales about some of Bangor’s more famous people. Hear stories about the wealthy lumber barons, Vice President Hannibal Hamlin, and Joseph Junen (the first murder in 1791) among many others.

Mt. Hope Cemetery Twilight Tour - Walking Take an unusual tour of the second oldest Garden Cemetery in the country and meet some of the lesser known residents. See the sights you would not get to see on any given day and hear stories of the lost, forgotten, and murdered in Bangor’s history. Walk among the faint trails of the Public Grounds area, see the gravesite of Bangor’s first murder victim, and listen to tales of the city’s unwanted and unknown found in Stranger’s Row. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Bringing a motor coach to the area and looking for something to add into your trip? We offer step-on guides for each of our tours. Just call the Greater Bangor CVB at 207.947.5205 or email info@visitbangormaine.com for pricing and to schedule your tour today! VisitBangorMaine.com

The River Drivers Statue

Monument Tour - Bus See the unusual and the memorable in this hour and a half long bus tour, which takes visitors from the heart of the city to the outskirts and back again. Hear the surprising stories of how Bangor’s monuments were created and who they were created for. Monuments will include the River Drivers, Paul Bunyan, a record breaking race horse, military men and women, War commemoration, Hannibal Hamlin, Joshua Chamberlain, and abolitionists as well as the Underground Railroad. Sometimes sad, sometimes patriotic, sometimes outrageous but always enlightening - after hearing these stories, you will never see Bangor’s history and her residents the same way again.

Tommyknockers and More Tour - Bus A Stephen King Literary Tour This tour is the world’s only literary tour focused solely on the famed author’s Bangor. Come explore the sights and sounds that inspired many of King’s works. You’ll see where Ellie saw the “Skinny Santa,” the “Sematary” where Stephen King, himself, presided over the funeral of Missy Dandridge, and if you dare, we even visit “the Barrens.”

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Events in the Greater Bangor Region January

Eastern Maine Cheerleading Competition Annual Maine Wedding Association Bridal Show SnowCon – Gaming Convention Horse Drawn Sled Rides

July

Bangor State Fair Mount Hope Cemetery Tours Devil’s Half Acre Tour Cool Sounds Concerts & Outdoor Market Free Outdoor Movies 4th of July Parade Summer at Leonard’s Mills Waterfront Concerts Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour

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February

Horse Drawn Sled Rides Bangor Camping and RV show Brewer Waterfront Winterfest Eastern Maine Basketball Tournament Maine Chef Challenge

August

American Folk Festival Bangor State Fair Devil’s Half Acre Tour Mount Hope Cemetery Tours WLBZ 2 Sidewalk Art Festival Senior League World Series Lumbering in the Maine Woods KahBang Music & Art Festival Waterfront Concerts

March

Maine Maple Sunday Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour Bangor Boating & Marine Show Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show Downtown Art Walk

September

Bangor Car Show: Wheels on The Waterfront Mount Hope Cemetery Tours Devil’s Half Acre Tour Labor Day Road Race Annual Bluegrass Festival Waterfront Concerts BangPop! Comic & Pop Culture Convention Statewide Open Lighthouse Day Downtown Art Walk

Find the exact dates and details


These are just a sample of the events happening in the Greater Bangor Region!

April

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October

Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour Memorial Day Parade Children’s Day at Leonard’s Mills Waterfront Concerts Kid Central Festival

For more information and to purchase tickets to walking tours, please visit BangorMuseum.org.

November

Mount Hope Cemetery Tours Ghostly Bangor Tour Living History Days Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour Bangor Symphony Orchestra Season Opens Fright at the Fort Waterfront Concerts

at VisitBangorMaine.com.

Veterans Day Parade United Maine Craftsmen Show Annual Christmas Craft Show Downtown Art Walk Maine Harvest Festival

Cool Sounds Concerts & Outdoor Market Free Outdoor Movies Bangor’s Beer Festival Local brewery tastings

West Market Festival Northern Writes New Play Festival Waterfront Concerts Downtown Art Walk

December

EVENT CALENDAR

Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race Home & Better Living show Anah Shrine Circus Woodsmen’s Day Bangor Garden Show Robinson Ballet Spring Show

June

Bangor Downtown Countdown, featuring a Mr & Mrs Paul Bunyan Look Alike Contest Festival of Lights Parade Holiday Productions at Penobscot Theatre Company The Nutcracker Santa’s Workshop

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Local Legend

For more information on Shopping visit VisitBangorMaine.com

Shopping From antiques to boutiques, the Greater Bangor Region has many unique shopping experiences available.

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angor’s Paul Bunyan Statue is 31’ tall, can withstand winds of 110 mph and is one of the largest statues dedicated to him in the world. Even though Lucette (Paul’s wife) has begun to try to make him eat healthier, poor Paul still weighs in around 3,700 lbs. There is also a time capsule hidden away in his base, which will be opened in 2084. The statue was donated in 1959 on Bangor’s 125th anniversary, designed by local artist J. Norman Martin, and constructed by Messmoor & Damon out of New York. Paul is also friends with famed author and Bangor resident, Stephen King. We aren’t sure if they run in the same social circles but Paul was featured in and brought to life in King’s 1986 novel “It.” You can find out more about Stephen King’s Bangor and the Paul Bunyan statue by going on one of four public “Tommyknockers and More” tours, that run throughout the summer months. The Paul Bunyan myth was concocted by lumberjacks swapping tall-tales in Maine’s north woods and in the area known as the “Devil’s Half-Acre” in Bangor. The Bangor Museum and History Center hosts a walking tour of our ‘red-light district,’ highlighting the stories of Paul’s friends (lumberjacks), madams, wild Irishman, and the police and reformers that tried to clean up the town.

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tart Downtown, where Bangor’s historic district invites visitors to enjoy a wide variety of shops, from high-end clothiers to unique one-of-a-kind gift shops. Downtown is home to many outdoor markets, festivals and even fashion shows. From rare coins to comics, antique books to home décor, it can be found in Downtown Bangor. Then head over to the Bangor Mall area, between Hogan Road and Stillwater Ave-

nue, where you can shop ‘til you drop! This area is home to many of the larger national chain stores, as well as some smaller locally-owned shops. Whether you’re looking for a perfect souvenir, like a sparkling piece of Maine tourmaline or even a lobster-themed cookbook, you’re bound to find that special something.

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Education From public to private, pre-K to doctoral degrees, there is an educational opportunity awaiting you in the Greater Bangor Region! Husson University

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Educational Facilities

Moving to Eastern Maine?

Start Here. Checking and Savings Mortgages Auto Loans Visa® Check Cards Visa® Credit Cards

Money Market Accounts Certificates Club Accounts Health Savings Accounts IRAs

Mobile Banking Online Banking Electronic Bill Pay Direct Deposit Overdraft Protection

Financial Planning Insurance

Bangor | Brewer | Corinth | Ellsworth | Hampden Jax Lab | Milo | North Vassalboro | Old Town

mainesavings.com

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Eastern Maine Community College 354 Hogan Rd, Bangor, ME 04401 207-974-4600 www.emcc.edu

Husson University and New England School of Communications

1 Husson Circle, Bangor, ME 04401 207-941-7000 www.husson.edu

Shopping • Education

he Greater Bangor Region is home to many of the state’s premier educational institutions. There are many higher education learning facilities in the area, including the flagship campus of the University of Maine, the primary campus for Husson University, and a variety of career prepschools and state of the art high schools.

Maine Maritime Academy 54 Pleasant St, Castine, ME 04420 207-326-4311 www.mainemaritime.edu

University of Maine at Augusta Bangor Campus 65 Texas Ave, Bangor, ME 04401 207-262-7800 www.uma.edu

University of Maine Orono Orono, ME 04469 207-581-1110 www.umaine.edu

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Planning Your Visit All area codes are 207.

Information Centers Smoking

Bangor International Airport 287 Godfrey Boulevard, Bangor 992-4600 www.visitbangormaine.com or www.flybangor.com

Because we care about our children, Bangor was the first city in the U.S. to ban smoking in vehicles carrying passengers under the age of 18. Most public places, including all restaurants and bars, are also smoke free.

Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau

Alcohol

330 Harlow Street, Bangor 947-5205 • 800-91-MOOSE www.visitbangormaine.com

Hampden North I-95 North, Hampden 862-6628

Hampden South I-95 South, Hampden 862-6638

Maine Tourism Information 888-624-6345 www.visitmaine.com www.mainetourism.com

Watch for Moose They are very large and hard-to-see wildlife. They can usually be seen by the roads in early morning or around dusk. Deer also regularly visit Maine’s roads.

You should know that… • Legal drinking age in Maine is 21; Identification is required • Hours of legal service are 6 am to 1 am • Maine has a strict OUI policy that makes it a crime to operate a motor vehicle if your blood alcohol level is 0.08 or higher

Population Bangor: 32,817 Maine: 1,329,192 (2012 Census Est.)

Taxes

Border Crossings

Sales tax: 5.5% Lodging and dining tax: 8%

Places of Worship Please visit our website for a listing of places to worship in the Greater Bangor Region. VisitBangorMaine.com

Relocation For all your relocating needs, please give the Greater Bangor CVB a call or contact the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce at (207) 947-0307 or www.BangorRegion.com.

Passport regulations that were effective in June 2009 now require visitors crossing the U.S./Canadian border by land to have either a valid passport card or regular passport. If traveling by air or sea, visitors must possess a valid passport – the passport card is not valid for this type of travel. Please refer to the U.S. Passport Services Bureau for more information on border crossing policies: 1-877-4USAPPT or online at travel.state.gov.

Seat Belts To keep our drivers and passengers safe, Maine requires seat belts for all ages – with special rules for children.

Distracted Driving Texting and driving is illegal in Maine; with a minimum of $250 fine.

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Car Rental Companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Darling’s, Enterprise, Hertz, and National

Bangor International Airport

Bus Service BAT Community Connector 481 Maine Avenue, 992-4670 www.bangormaine.gov The BAT provides scheduled transportation throughout Bangor, Old Town, Veazie, Orono, and Hampden. The bus makes regular stops at the airport and in Pickering Square in downtown Bangor.

Travel and Driving Information

Follow Monty’s adventures at www.FlyBangor.com.

Our Heritage

For more detailed information on planning your stay, visit us at VisitBangorMaine.com or give us a call at 800-91-MOOSE (800-916-6673).

Concord Coach Lines

For travel and road conditions, call 511 or 866-282-7578.

945-4000 | 1-800-639-3317

Cyr Bus Line

Bangor International Airport

Greyhound Bus Lines

287 Godfrey Boulevard www.flybangor.com 207-992-4600 | 866-FLY-BANGOR

1-800-894-3355

942-1700 | 1-800-894-3355

Vermont Transit

For all of your automotive, insurance & vehicle rental needs.

“Fly to BGR and land closer to all Maine has to offer. Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Down East & Acadia Region, Mid-Coast, and Northern Maine are all within easy reach. Plus, BGR is a “user-friendly” airport with convenient services. Let BGR welcome you to Maine. Visit us at FlyBangor.com.”

Planning Your Visit

Airport

827-2335 | 800-244-2335 www.cyrbustours.com

Monty, the Maine Moose BGR Mascot

You can find it all at

www.darlings.com Augusta • Bangor • Ellsworth VisitBangorMaine.com

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Dining & Nightlife The Greater Bangor Region has a wide variety of cuisine, from family restaurants to exotic foods spanning the globe – there’s a place for every taste. Whatever your craving, whatever your budget, Bangor has the food that will satisfy you and keep you coming back for more!

S Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway

Come visit our tasting room Sample our wines and ales

“A tr ue Taste of Maine” May - December

Tuesd ay through Satur day 11am to 5pm 279 South Main St. Wint er por t, M aine 2 0 7 .223.4500 www.winter por twiner y.com

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top in one of the many local sandwich shops, ethnic restaurants, or a sidewalk café for a gourmet coffee, bagel, wrap, or delicious pastry made from scratch. Fine dining is also at your fingertips with many locally owned, unique restaurants that will satisfy the appetite of any foodie. You can’t leave town without trying some of Maine’s famous seafood, and there are plenty of places where you can get the taste of real Maine lobster or even have some shipped to your house. If you are looking for a chance to sample some local Maine microbrews or even beers from around the world, there are breweries and friendly Irish pubs ready to quench your thirst. Don’t miss the annual Bangor’s Beer Festival in June to meet and greet with local brewers. If nightlife is what you are after, there is a great variety of bars and clubs located in and around Bangor waiting for you to come and dance the night away. Looking for some latenight activities? Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway

offers harness racing, off-track betting, 1,000 of your favorite slot machines and a variety of table games. Or pop on over to The Sports Arena for bowling, arcade games, pool and more! Don’t miss the many opportunities to catch a play, see a movie, hit the dance floor or just relax on the deck of a pub overlooking the Penobscot River. Whatever kind of nightlife you are looking for, you can find it in the Greater Bangor Region. SUNDAY

10:30 AM TO 11 PM

MON—SAT

11 AM TO 11 PM

•Full Menu •Buffet •Take-out •Delivery

947-6969

Order online...orientaljade.com OPEN DAILY Bangor Mall Boulevard next to the Bangor Cinema. Exit 186 Off I-95.

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PUB AND CRAFT BREWERY

Discover favorite family meals and fine crafted brews while celebrating with your neighbors and friends.

A proud Bangor tradition since 1975. Sláinte !

570 Main Street • Bangor, Maine 207-945-3730 • geaghanspub.com

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Reserve Reserve Your Room Today! Today!

800-325-5123 or or online online at www.LucerneInn.com www.LucerneInn.com

The Lucerne Inn Casual Fine Dining Country Inn Accommodations

Conveniently Located on Route 1A ◆ 2517 Main Road, Dedham, Maine 04429 ◆ www.LucerneInn.com ◆ Info@LucerneInn.com ◆ Find us on Facebook!

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Dining & Nightlife Big-Easy Lounge & Cafe

The Charles Inn Select 20 Broad St., Bangor – Exit 182A 50 4pm - 1am apps & Lounge/ spirits Bar 992-2820 • thecharlesinn@aol.com • www.thecharlesinn.com See ad page 45

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Black Bear Café

Black Bear Inn Conference Center & Suites 4 Godfrey Dr., Orono – Exit 193 20 M-Sat D American • • • 4- 866-7120 • blackbearhotel@yahoo.com 5pm - 8pm on 275 www.blackbearinnorono.com site See ad page 45 only

Epic Buffet & Take 2 Snack Bar

Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Slot machines, 500 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 250 7 Days B* Buffet/ • • 2- table games, 877-779-7771 • www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com Varied Hours L Snack Bar 50 live ent. *Buffet - Brunch on Sundays, Snack Bar - Breakfast 7 days D Thu-Sun See ad inside front cover

Geaghan’s Pub & Craft Brewery

570 Main Street, Bangor – Exit 182A 175 Sun-W 7am - 11pm B American • Th-Sat 7am - 11:30pm L Pub 945-3730 • www.geaghanspub.com See ad page 39 D

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Lucerne Inn

2517 Main Road, Dedham – Exit 182A 843-5123 • 800-980-9222 • info@lucerneinn.com www.lucerneinn.com See ad page 39

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Luna Bar & Grill

49 Park Street, Bangor – Exit 185 120 990-2233•lunabarandgrill@gmail.com•facebook.com/luna.bargrill

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Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant

697 Hogan Road, Bangor – Exit 187 138 7 Days Varied Hours L Mexican • • • • Ltd 1- Brunch on Sun D 36 942-3002 • info@miguelsbangor.com • www.miguelsbangor.com

Nocturnem Draft Haus

56 Main Street, Bangor – Exit 182A 907-4380 • nocturnemdrafthaus@gmail.com www.nocturnemdrafthaus.com

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Oriental Jade Restaurant and Bar

178 Bangor Mall Blvd., Bangor – Exit 186 338 Sun Brunch 10:30am-3pm L Asian & • • • Sun 10:30am - 11pm D American & 80 947-6969 • info@orientaljade.com • www.orientaljade.com M-Sat 11am - 11pm See ad page 38 Del.

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Pairings at Winterport Winery Cooking

279 South Main St., Winterport – Exit 174 100 By Reservation 223-0990 • www.pairingsinmaine.com or Appointment See ad page 38

B Fine/ • • • 3- classes, live L Wine 70 music with D & Ale paired meals

Pete and Larry’s Lounge and Grill

Holiday Inn 404 Odlin Rd., Bangor – Exit 182B 947-0101 • 800-914-0101 • foodandbeverage@hibangor.com www.holidayinn.com/bangorme See ad page 44

River Drivers

New England Outdoor Center 30 Twin Pines Rd., Millinocket – Exit 244 723-5438 • info@neoc.com • www.neoc.com

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Roosevelt Campobello International Park 459 Rt. 774 Campobello Island, NB, Canada 506-752-2922 / 877-851-6663 • info@fdr.net • www.fdr.net See ad page 22

Schooners Seafood & Steakhouse 5 South Main Street, Brewer – Exit 185 989-5389 • info@schoonersbrewer.com www.schoonersbrewer.com

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Tantrum Nightclub & Lounge 193 Broad Street, Bangor – Exit 182A 120 6pm - 1am

404-4300 • facebook.com/tantrumnightclub

Thistles Restaurant 175 Exchange St., Bangor – Exit 182A 945-5480 • www.thistlesrestaurant.com See ad page 38

Whistling Pig Smokehouse, The

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Oriental Jade Restaurant

570 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401 207-945-3730 • www.geaghanspub.com

Schooners Seafood & Steakhouse

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5 South Main Street, Brewer, ME 04412 207-989-5389 • www.schoonersbrewer.com

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Mainers agree that Geaghan’s Restaurant and Pub is as close as you can get to a “home away from home.” With fine food and beverages supplied by congenial and efficient staff, the old Irish adage “Laughter is brightest where food is best” was never truer than at Geaghan’s Restaurant and Pub.

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Antique Marketplace & Cafe Bagel Central Coach House Restaurant Dysart’s Restaurant Giacomo’s Godfrey’s Grille & Lounge Governor’s Restaurant – Old Town Governor’s Restaurant – Bangor Grill on the Green Ground Round Restaurant McLaughlin’s at the Marina Moe’s Original BBQ Nicky’s Cruisin’ Diner Paddy Murphy’s Penobscot Pour House Texas Roadhouse

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178 Bangor Mall Blvd., Bangor, ME 04401 207-947-6969 • www.orientaljade.com Featuring authentic Asian cuisine, Oriental Jade is one of the most popular eateries in all of Eastern and Central Maine. Great food, exotic beverages, fun atmosphere, and friendly service all combine at this Bangor hotspot. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering, a corporate function, dining in, take-out or need delivery, Oriental Jade is sure to please at our location or yours. Please call Oriental Jade at 207-947-6969 or visit our website at www.orientaljade.com.

Check our website for nightly specials, happy hour information, and special entertainment schedules. VisitBangorMaine.com 207-941-2111 207-947-1654 207-989-4101 207-942-4878 207-947-3702 207-947-6721 207-827-7630 207-947-3113 207-907-4577 207-942-5621 207-990-1111 207-992-9000 207-942-3430 207-945-6800 207-941-8805 207-262-6122

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Accommodations

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Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center

50 119 Eden Street (Rte 3), Bar Harbor – Exit 182A 153 • • • • • • BGR • • • C, H, 288-2559 • dede@barharbormainehotel.com • www.barharbormainehotel.com 9 ID I, W, 11 See ad page 21 OD BH R, M

Best Western White House Inn C, H,

155 Littlefield Ave, Bangor – Exit 180 77 • • • • Next • 6 • • I, W, 862-3737 • whitehouseinnbgr@aol.com • www.whitehouseinnbangor.com 5 OD Door BGR R, M on request See ad page 45

Black Bear Inn Conference Center and Suites

4 Godfrey Dr., Orono – Exit 193 60 • • • • 8 • • C, H, 866-7120 • blackbearhotel@yahoo.com • www.blackbearinnorono.com 8 BGR I, W See ad page 45 R, M

The Brewster Inn

37 Zions Hill Rd., Dexter – Exit 157 924-3130 • innkeeper@brewsterinn.com • www.brewsterinn.com

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20 Broad St., Bangor – Exit 182A 33 * • • • 5 Small • • H, I, 992-2820 • thecharlesinn@aol.com • www.thecharlesinn.com 1 Locally BGR fee W, R on * Designated pet rooms with fee request See ad page 45

Country Inn at the Mall C, H, I, 936 Stillwater Ave., Bangor – Exit 187 941-0200 • 800-244-3961 • office@countryinnatthemall.net • www.countryinnatthemall.net See ad page 24

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570 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 33 • • • • 4 • C, I, 942-1234 • info@firesideinnbangor.com • www.firesideinnbangor.com 18 BGR W, R See ad page 45 M

Four Points by Sheraton C, H, I, Bangor Airport • 308 Godfrey Blvd., Bangor – Exit 184 111 • • • 947-6721 • sales@fourpointsbangor.com • www.fourpointsbangorairport.com 1 ID See ad page 23

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Holiday Inn – Bangor

404 Odlin Rd., Bangor – Exit 182B 208 • • • • Gold’s 3 • • • C, H, 947-0101 • 800-914-0101 • frontdesk@hibangor.com • www.holidayinn.com/bangorme ID Gym BGR I, W, See ad page 44 R, M

Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway

500 Main St., Bangor – Exit 182A 152 • • • 5 ** • • C, H, 877-779-7771 • johnna.pellon@pngaming.com • www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com 4 BGR I, W, R on ** Complimentary airport shuttle 7am to 11pm request See ad inside front cover

Lucerne Inn

2517 Main Road, Dedham – Exit 182A 31 • • • • • 15 With • • C, H, 843-5123 • 800-980-9222 • info@lucerneinn.com • www.lucerneinn.com 8 OD BGR Adv I, R on *** Gas fireplaces and heated towel bars Res request See ad page 39 ***

New England Outdoor Center 30 Twin Pines Rd., Millinocket – Exit 244 723-5438 • info@neoc.com • www.neoc.com ****20 Cabins - multiple bedrooms in each; complete kitchens

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5 College Ave., Orono – Exit 191 48 • • Full • 9.6 In • • C, H, 866-4921 • universityinn@roadrunner.com • www.universityinnorono.com 4 OD bkfst BGR Orono W, R, See ad page 29 M

Brewster Inn

Bangor Courtyard by Marriott

The Bangor Courtyard by Marriott offers the latest technology, amenities and décor that exceed the expectations of today’s business and leisure traveler. With quick access to I95, the hotel is just minutes from the Bangor International Airport and area corporations, including the University of Maine, Orono, EMMC, Husson College, and more.

Bangor areas most historic Bed and Breakfast. Home of State Governor and Senator Ralph Owen Brewster. 9 guest rooms range from expansive to cozy. Each offers a distinct personality. Large LCD TVs, HD, DVD, iPhone Docks, some have fireplaces, king beds, whirlpools. All have bathrooms. Wi-Fi throughout. Amazing gardens. Free breakfast.

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The Charles Inn

404 Odlin Road, Bangor, ME 04401 207-947-0101 www.holidayinn.com/bangorme

20 Broad Street, Bangor, ME 04401 207-992-2820 www.thecharlesinn.com

Downtown Bangor’s First Art-Gallery Hotel within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and museums. Spacious accommodations include free breakfast, parking, and wifi, media room with guest computer, DVD player, movies, games, meeting space and catering available. Home to Big Easy Lounge, Bangor’s newest jazz bar.

Bangor is the area’s largest hotel & fitness complex, featuring Gold’s Gym. Our relaunched brand encourages all corporate and leisure guests to “Stay You” while enjoying top service and all comforts of home within one fullservice, non-smoking hotel property.

Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway

New England Outdoor Center

500 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401 877-779-7771 www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com

With nearly 1,000 red hot slots, live table action, a luxurious 7-story hotel and a buffet than can only be called “Epic,” there’s truly no place like Hollywood. We offer weekly live entertainment, covered parking and Live & Simulcast Racing Action. No one has to yell “Action!” here.

University Inn

30 Twin Pines Rd, Millinocket, ME 04462 207-723-5438 www.neoc.com

The New England Outdoor Center “NEOC” is Maine’s ultimate getaway resort. Located on Millinocket Lake overlooking Katahdin and Baxter State Park, NEOC offers hotel style accommodation in private cabins and has an award winning restaurant “The River Driver’s” on-site. Open year-round guest activities include snowshoeing, snowmobiling, whitewater rafting, hiking, canoeing and kayaking.

5 College Ave, Orono, ME 04473 207-866-4921 www.universityinnorono.com

Check VisitBangorMaine.com for more information on accommodations in Greater Bangor.

The Inn is the only property within walking distance to UMaine and Orono Village with over 10 restaurants, and just minutes from Bangor. Our newly renovated rooms provide private balconies, many with river views, wi-fi, fridges, microwaves, Keurig coffee makers and hi-def flat screens with HBO. Guests enjoy a full hot breakfast each morning and a smoke free environment. Brewer Motor Inn Days Inn Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Hilton Garden Inn Milford Motel on the River Motel 6 Old Winterport Commercial House B & B Orland House Bed & Breakfast Quality Inn Ramada Inn Red Barn Campground Vacation Home Rentals - Greater Bangor Vacationland Inn

207-989-4476 207-942-8272 207-945-0111 207-262-0099 800-282-3330 800-4-Motel6 207-223-5854 207-469-1144 207-942-7899 207-947-6961 207-843-6011 800-710-2755 207-989-5450

www.daysinn.com www.econolodge.com www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com www.milfordmotelontheriver.com www.motel6.com www.antiquesandreusables.com www.orlandhousebb.com www.qualityinn.com www.bangorramada.com www.redbarnmaine.com www.vacationhomerentals.com www.vacationlandinn.com

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37 Zions Hill Rd, Dexter, ME 04930 207-924-3130 www.brewsterinn.com

236 Sylvan Road, Bangor, ME 04401 ph:207-262-0070 fx:207-262-0090 www.marriott.com/bgrcy

All properties listed have smoke-free rooms and accept credit cards.

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Bangor Exit 182A off I-95 to Exit 3B off I-395 Next to Hollywood Casino. 207-942-1234 - 570 Main Street Bangor, Maine 04401 Fireplace Rooms • Pets Welcome Geaghan’s Restaurant Pub & Brewery Across from Cross Insurance Center Every Room with Microwave & Fridge Free Continental Breakfast & Wi-Fi Keurig Coffee Makers 42” Flat-Screen TVs

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Black Bear Inn

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✦ Great downtown location ✦ 30 spacious guest rooms ✦ Meeting and small ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

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Exit 193 off I-95 Minutes to UMaine Campus. 207-866-7120 4 Godfrey Drive Orono, Maine 04473 Free Continental Breakfast & Wi-Fi

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Convention Services Greater Bangor Looks Forward to Meeting You!

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he Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau is your “one-stop shop” for event planning in northeast Maine. GBCVB’s membership network offers the most complete and comprehensive range of resources that will assure your

peace of mind and the success of your event or meeting. We represent top-notch accommodations, event spaces, conference and support services, as well as the attractions that make the Greater Bangor Region an engaging destination.

You’re in a great place all year for conferences and meetings! Conference Services Division Chadbourne Hall University of Maine, Orono 207.581.4092

umaine.edu/conferences

Let’s get together – whether you’re expecting six to 8,000 guests, we can show you a diversity of venues and help you determine which suits your needs the best. We’ll do the legwork for you –let us know what accommodations you need and we’ll send out requests for proposals to our accommodation partners. We will then compile the results and assist you in choosing the perfect match for your event or meeting. As your region-wide concierge, the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you book entertainment, caterers, prepare meeting materials, stage your presentations and ship anything you need – in short, all the details that will make your event run smoothly! Call us at 1-800-91-MOOSE or email Info@VisitBangorMaine.com today and make your meeting in the Greater Bangor Region a memorable one.

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Destination Wedding Planning a Maine Wedding? Let us provide the support and service for all your wedding planning needs! hoosing the Greater Bangor region to host your wedding or civil union ceremony will be one of the best decisions you make about your big day. Not only will you get the varied landscapes and venues that we offer but you will also have access to the complimentary services of the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB). We can help you find shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception venues, local area vendors, and accommodations for you and your out-of-town guests. The GBCVB also can provide you with planning information and visitor information. We can help make your wedding stand out and be remembered! We can assist with gathering room blocks – one phone call to us can get you

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wedding – we can help coordinate group activities or create sample itineraries for your guests.

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Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center

50 119 Eden Street (Rte. 3), Bar Harbor – Exit 182A 8 11900 500 200 350 • • • BGR • 288-2559 • dede@barharbormainehotel.com • www.barharbormainehotel.com 40 11 See ad page 21 BH

The Barrel Room at Sea Dog Brewing Company

26 Front Street, Bangor – Exit 182A 947-8009 • kellyb@seadogbrewing.com • www.seadogbrewing.com * With view of brewery operations See ad page 39

Black Bear Inn Conference Center and Suites

4 Godfrey Dr., Orono – Exit 193 866-7120 • blackbearhotel@yahoo.com • www.blackbearinnorono.com See ad page 45

The Charles Inn

20 Broad St., Bangor – Exit 182A 992-2820 • thecharlesinn@aol.com • www.thecharlesinn.com See ad page 45

Four Points by Sheraton

Bangor Airport • 308 Godfrey Blvd., Bangor – Exit 184 947-6721 • sales@fourpointsbangor.com • www.fourpointsbangorairport.com See ad page 23

Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway

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30 Twin Pines Rd., Millinocket – Exit 244 723-5438 • info@neoc.com • www.neoc.com

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Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business

Husson University 1 College Circle, Bangor – Exit 185 2 125 5000 Conf. Brd 20 973-1053 • cfb@husson.edu • www.husson.edu 125 Rm See ad page 46 25

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

459 Rt. 774 Campobello Island, NB, Canada E5E 1A4 506-752-2922 • 877-851-6663 • info@fdr.net • www.fdr.net ** Two locations *** 23 Guest Rooms only available to meeting participants See ad page 22

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515 Main Street, Bangor – Exit 182A 561-8307 • danielle.dorrie@bangormaine.gov • www.crossinsurancecenter.com 27-Hole Golf Course is adjacent. Exhibit space, concerts, sporting events, conventions, trade shows, and conferences. See our ad on the inside back cover

University of Maine Conference Services

Chadbourne Hall, Orono – Exit 191 119 1435 Varied 350 - 10 - 380 • • • 12 *** • 581-4092 • cds@umit.maine.edu • www.umaine.edu/conferences Collins Center 1435 230 Wells Varied BGR *** Residence halls and suites for the Arts; Conference Conference center, concerts, sporting events, sports arena, auditoriums with 5346 Center theatre seating, classrooms, lecture halls, computer clusters, video conferencing, Alfond Arena with fixed campus-wide WiFi seating See ad page 46

Bronson Audio Visual & Event Services

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business

252 Howard Street, Bangor, ME 04401 207-947-9818 • www.bronsonav.com

State of the art sound, lighting, multimedia & live streaming for meetings & events of all sizes. Experienced technicians providing 24/7 superior customer service. Event planning & production services; video production; equipment rentals, sales & installations. See our ad in this guidebook.

Husson University, 1 College Circle, Bangor, Maine 04401 207-973 -1053 • www.husson.edu

The Center for Family Business serves family business owners with spaces that allow for a variety of different seminars, meetings and workshops. We wish to not only meet your meeting needs, but to exceed your expectations. Our event coordinator has experience in meeting and event planning and looks forward to working with you to help make your event a success.

The Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau 800-91-MOOSE • 207-947-5205 www.VisitBangorMaine.com

Contact the Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau for all your convention, meeting or event needs. Our planning services are complimentary and we offer add-ons like registration, welcome bags, tour planning and other valuable amenities to make your event a successful one!

Spectacular Event Center & Catering

395 Griffin Rd., Bangor, ME 04401 207-941-8700 • www.spectaculareventcenter.com

A special event & catering facility accommodating 25-400 guests with 12,000 square feet of multiple ballroom event spaces. Offering three individual rooms with flexible style seating formats. We provide in-house audio visual equipment along with a full kitchen to fulfill all of your catering needs. Convenient to airport and hotels.

Memorymaker Photography

6 State Street; Suite 604A, Bangor, ME 04401 207-902-3198 • www.memorymakerphotographyme.com Memorymaker Photography caters to the individual needs of each customer by doing both in studio and on location production. Whether we are covering a simple dinner or gala, a company barbecue or a wedding our attention to detail is always there. We offer quality products and services to those who want unique images that pop with light and emotion. Our pictures say it all.

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Winterport Winery & Penobscot Bay Brewery 279 South Main St., Winterport – Exit 174 223-0990 • info@pairingsinmaine.com • www.pairingsinmaine.com See ad page 38

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All properties listed above are smoke-free, accept credit cards, and have wi-fi.

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Attractions & Shopping American Folk Festival

Waterfront Parks, Bangor 207-992-2630 • www.americanfolkfestival.com

The American Folk Festival brings the world to Bangor each August. The AFF is a free-admission, three-day celebration of traditional arts from across America and around the world. Dozens of music traditions from bluegrass to blues, Quebecois to zydeco, and many many more. August 22, 23 & 24 in 2014. www.americanfolkfestival.com

Downtown Bangor Partnership

Downtown Bangor 207-992-4234 • www.downtownbangor.com

Discover arts and culture, world class dining and nightlife, unique shops and more all within a backdrop of historic buildings and scenic parkways.

Maine Air Museum

99 Maine Ave, Bangor, ME 04401 207-941-6757 • www.maineairmuseum.org Come and discover the Maine Air Museum! Visit a fly-in camp, learn about “Yellow Birds” or see a Dow Field Crash Fire Truck. See the first plane to cross the Atlantic! Dow AFB, Loring AFB, and Brunswick NAS are here. Remember “The Langoliers?” See what BGR was like in 1957.

Orono Village Association Downtown Orono www.downtownorono.com

The Orono Village Association (OVA) is a non-profit corporation for the preservation, aesthetic improvement and commercial advancement of downtown Orono.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

459 Rt. 774, Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada E5E 1A4 877-851-6663 • www.fdr.net

Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family treasured their summers on their “beloved Campobello Island.” Visitors today experience the same rustic beauty; their magnificent 34 room “cottage” and 2800-acre nature preserve. “Tea with Eleanor” served twice daily; limited seating and free. New restaurant on premises. A great day trip! “The #1 site to see east of Bar Harbor” – An Explorer’s Guide to Maine.

Scenic Flights of Acadia

Route 3 at the Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton 207-667-6527 • www.scenicflightsofacadia.com Scenic Flights of Acadia will show you sights only viewed from above. Gain a unique perspective of Bar Harbor, Coastal Lighthouses, Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain and much more. Choose from our five popular flights, or customize your own, starting at $49 per person. Reservations are not required, with the exception of sunset and ‘off-season’ flights. A Maine Vacation Tradition for Generations.

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Bangor Mall

663 Stillwater Ave. 207-947-7333 • www.bangormall.com Bangor Mall is a regional, enclosed, one level shopping mall, anchored by Macy’s, JC Penny, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Sears. Over 80 stores including Hollister, Victoria Secret, Pandora and Cadillac Mountain Sports. Visit simon.com/travel for travel trade incentives.

Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway

500 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401 207-974 -3481 • www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com

With nearly 1,000 red hot slots, live table action, a luxurious 7-story hotel and a buffet that can only be called “Epic,” there’s truly no place like Hollywood. We offer weekly live entertainment, covered parking and Live & Simulcast Racing Action. No one has to yell “Action!” here.

Old Town Canoe

125 Gilman Falls Ave, Old Town, ME 04468 800-8-KAYAKS • www.oldtowncanoe.com Johnson Outdoors Watercraft Inc. designs and manufactures a portfolio of innovative, consumer-preferred canoes, kayaks and accessories across five brands: Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, Ocean Kayak, Necky Kayaks, Extrasport PFDs and Carlisle Paddles.

Playland Adventures

510 Wilson Street, Brewer, ME 04412 207-989-6611 • www.playlandadventures.com

Offering inflatable fun for all ages, as well as, a mechanical bull, 2 bungee trampolines, a Gyrosphere, a Cannonball Blaster and an arcade area. We also host birthday parties, company parties, and field trips.

Windswept Gardens

1709 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401 207-941-9898 • www.windsweptgardens.com Windswept Gardens, located on outer Broadway Bangor, is a full service landscape company and nursery. The garden center and nursery specializes in hardy shrub roses, perennials and landscape plant material. The nursery has 5 greenhouses, one of which is devoted to annuals and the remaining houses grow perennials. Aside from the retail sales areas, Windswept Gardens features approximately 2 acres of permanent display gardens and a regulation croquet court. During the growing season the nursery is open 7 days a week. Windswept Gardens is an award winning landscape design-build firm, specializing in custom individually tailored environmentally sustainable designs. The firm has also won awards for its unique stonework and beautiful outdoor kitchens.

See our Event Calendar at VisitBangorMaine.com for detailed dates and times of current attractions. 207-947-5205 | 800-91-MOOSE


Attractions & Shopping (cont.) 207-907-4263

www.anthonyjohnsdayspa.com

Antique Marketplace & Café

207-941-2111

www.antiquemarketplacecafe.com

Bangor Museum and Center for History

207-942-1900

www.bangormuseum.com

Bangor Public Library

207-947-8336

www.bpl.lib.me.us

Bangor Raceway

877-779-7771

www.hollywoodcasinobangor.com

Bangor Roller Derby

www.bangorrollerderby.com

Bangor Symphony Orchestra

800-639-3221

www.bangorsymphony.com

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

888-WHALES-4

www.barharborwhales.com

Challenger Learning Center

207-990-2900

www.clcofme.org

Cole Land Transportation Museum

207-990-3600

www.colemuseum.org

Downeast Windjammer Cruises

207-288-4585

www.downeastwindjammer.com

Friends of Fort Knox

207-469-6553

www.fortknox.maineguide.com

Hermon Mountain

207-848-5192

www.skihermonmountain.com

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

207-944-9259

www.hirundomaine.org

KahBang – Music, Art & Film

207-942-9207

www.kahbang.com

Lulu Lobster Boat Rides

866-235-2341

www.lululobsterboat.com

Maine Discovery Museum

207-262-7200

www.mainediscoverymuseum.org

Maine Forest & Logging Muesum at Leonard’s Mills

207-974-6278

www.leonardsmills.com

New England Outdoor Center

800-634-7238

www.neoc.com

Northeast Guide Service

207-695-0151

www.northeastguideservice.com

Penobscot Marine Museum

207-548-2529

www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Penobscot Theatre Company

207-942-3333

www.penobscottheatre.org

River City Cinema

207-358-9396

www.rivercitycinema.org

Rock & Art Shop

207-947-2205

www.therockandartshop.com

Specialty Sweets

207-990-0778

www.specialtysweets.com

The Sports Arena

207-848-5850

www.thesportsarena.biz

Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show

207-667-0067

www.mainelumberjack.com

Twin Maple Outdoors

207-907-9151

www.twinmapleoutdoors.com

UMaine Museum of Art

207-561-3350

www.umma.umaine.edu

Valentine Footwear

207-907-2128

www.valentinefootwear.com

Waterfront Concerts

800-745-3000

www.waterfrontconcerts.com

Winterport Winery / Penobscot Bay Brewery and Pairings

207-223-4500

www.winterportwinery.com

Eastern Maine Community College

207-974-4600

www.emcc.edu

Husson University

207-941-7000

www.husson.edu

Maine Maritime Academy

800-464-6565

www.mainemaritime.edu

Bangor Daily News

800-432-7964

www.bangordailynews.com

Bangor Metro

207-941-1300

www.bangormetro.com

Cashman Communications

207-947-9113

www.cashcomm.net

MPBN - Maine Public Broadcasting Network

800-884-1717

www.mpbn.net

Real Maine Weddings

207-404-5158

www.realmaineweddings.com

The Maine Edge

207-942-2901

www.themaineedge.com

WVII TV

207-945-6457

www.foxbangor.com

Anah Shriners

207-942-2254

www.anahshriners.com

Bangor Parks & Recreation Department

207-942-4490

www.bangorparksandrec.com

Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

207-947-0307

www.bangorregion.com

Bangor, City of

207-942-4200

www.bangormaine.gov

Brewer, City of

207-989-7500

www.brewerme.org

Eastern Maine Development Corporation

800-339-6389

www.emdc.org

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Anthony John’s Day Spa

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Other Darling’s Auto

Maine Savings

Augusta, Bangor, & Ellsworth 877-314-5024 www.darlings.com

101 Western Avenue, P.O. Box 347, Hampden, ME 04444 800-273-6700 www.mainesavings.com

Darling’s represents fourteen new vehicle brands, as well as offering used vehicles, service, parts and accessories, rental vehicles, collision and commercial and personal insurance. Bangor Savings Bank Better Homes and Gardens Realtors ERA Dawson Bradford Co. Getchell Brothers Inc. Loiselle, Goodwin & Hinds Maine Distributors Quirk Auto Group Rudman Winchell - Attorneys & Lawyers Sutherland Weston Terelar Advertising Productions - Graphic Design Verizon Wireless

Maine Savings is a modern credit union offering all the services and technology of a big bank with the service and personal attention of a credit union. Ten convenient branches located throughout the Bangor region. 877-226-4671 207-942-6711 207-947-3363 207-989-7335 207-990-4585 207-947-4563 877-357-1072 207-947-4501 207-945-9999 207-989-1284 800-922-0204

www.bangor.com www.tcreal.com www.eradawson.com www.getchellbros.com www.lghcpa.com

866-fly-bangor 800-639-3317 800-585-3589 800-244-2335

www.flybangor.com www.concordcoachlines.com www.customcoachandlimo.com www.cyrbustours.com

www.quirkauto.com www.rudmanwinchell.com www.sutherlandweston.com www.terelar.com www.verizonwireless.com

Transportation Bangor International Airport (BGR) Concord Coach Lines Custom Coach & Limousine Cyr Bus Line/Cyr Northstar Tours

Enjoy World Class Entertainment on the Bangor Waterfront! waterfrontconcerts.com | fb/bangorconcerts | @wfconcerts | #wfc2014 Photography: pp2-3: Bangor - Memorymaker Photography • pp4-5: Paul Bunyan - Erica Whitten; Thomas A. Hill House - Jessica Donahue; Encampment, Baking beans, Pottery and Horses - Leonard’s Mills; Main Street & Brady Gang - Bangor Museum & History Center • pp6-7: Tommy and the Gracie Theatre - Larry Ayotte/Husson University; American Folk Festival - Noel Topping; Waterfront Pavilion - Waterfront Concerts; Band, Plane - Memorymaker Photography • pp8-9: Island in Pushaw Stream - Sean Birkel; Orono Bog Walk - Danielle Dorrie; Kenduskeag - Noel Topping; Golf course - Bangor Municipal; Camping - Jessica Donahue; Swimmers, Canoe - Memorymaker Photography • pp10-11: Snowmobiles - The New England Outdoor Center; Tubing, Children doing activity Memorymaker Photography; Skating - Larry Ayotte; Bridge, Train - Cole Transportation Museum • pp16-17: Hannibal Hamlin - Paul Hilchey-Chandler; Standpipe, Car Show, Canoes - Memorymaker Photography; Harness racing - Jeff Kirlin • pp18-19: Brownville Junction - Jeff Kirlin; ATVs, Katahdin - The New England Outdoor Center; Katahdin Cruise - Jessica Donahue • pp20-21: Kenduskeag Canoe Race - Jeff Kirlin (top) and Old Town Canoes & Kayaks (bottom); Kenduskeag Stream path - Monty Rand; Hikers - Danielle Dorrie; Saturn - Richard Rand; Bridge - I.D. Dickey, M.D. & M. Calabro; Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse - Jason Sewall • pp22-23 Black Mountain - Danielle Dorrie; Ducks - Memorymaker Photography; Rocks - Jessica Donahue • p24: Kenduskeag - Old Town Canoes & Kayaks; Bridge - Memorymaker Photography; Fields Pond - Fields Pond Audubon Center • p31: Mount Hope Cemetary monument - Monty Rand; River Drivers sculpture - Jeff Kirlin • pp32-33: Cheerleading competition, Veterans Day Parade - Bangor Daily News; Horse-drawn sled - Leonard’s Mills; Canoe race - Old Town Canoes & Kayaks; Thomas Hill Standpipe tour, Bangor Downtown Countdown - Jeff Kirlin; State Fair - Memorymaker Photography; Folk Festival - Paul Hilchey-Chandler; Cool Sounds Concert - Jennifer Murphy; Carshow - Annie Collins; Dana Lippitt - Bangor Museum and Center for History • pp34-35: Paul Bunyan - Lafayette Hotels; Bottles - Sarah Marble; Husson University Bell Tower - Larry Ayotte; Students - Husson University • pp36-37: Airport - Bob DeLong; Church - Jeff Kirlin; Bangor Center sign, Bus, Plane - Memorymaker Photography; Monty - Bangor International Airport/Risteen Bahr; Moose sign - New England Outdoor Center • p38: Table with wine - Sarah Marble; Slots - Hollywood Casino • pp46-47: Convention - Celeste Cota; CCA large screen - University of Maine Conference Services; Wedding - Memorymaker Photography Maps: Theresa Ayotte, Jill Fiore, Richard Merrill

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Your Destination for the Maine Experience Bangor International Airport welcomes thousands of visitors to Maine each year. Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and the DownEast and Acadia Region, the Maine Highlands and Mt. Katahdin Region, Mid-Coast and Northern Maine are all within easy reach. Make your Maine experience begin with a Bangor International Airport arrival.

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